Velorooms - Cycling Forum

Professional Cycling => 2020 Race Archives => Road Races => Giro d'Italia 2020 => Topic started by: Mellow Velo on October 24, 2020, 20:02

Title: Giro 2020 - Stage 21: Cernusco sul Naviglio – Milano 15.7 km ITT
Post by: Mellow Velo on October 24, 2020, 20:02
Stage 21: Cernusco sul Naviglio – Milano 15.7 km ITT

The final stage on the Giro d'Italia is a flat ITT between Cernusco di Naviglio and Milan. The route amounts to 16.5 kilometres. Unlike last year’s this one is pan flat, on long straights that will hugely favour specialists and could make a few climbers struggle.

(https://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/PLAN_852x852_2020_TAPPA-21.jpg?v=20200922144423)

The last time that the race finished in the capital of Lombardy was 2017, when Tom Dumoulin won the final maglia rosa by finishing second in a flat ITT of 29.3 kilometres. His compatriot Jos van Emden took the day honours.

(https://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ALT_1280X852_TAPPA-21.jpg?v=20200922144431)

The stage starts in the outskirts of Milan and the only checkpoint will be at km 10.3, two thirds of the way and already in the city. The finish will be in front of the famous Duomo.

(https://gladiatortours.com/sandbox/wp-content/uploads/milan-cathedral-duomo-tour.jpg)
(https://cdn.cyclingstage.com/images/giro-italy/2020/stage-21-finish-route.jpg)
(https://cdn.cyclingstage.com/images/giro-italy/2020/stage-21-finish.jpg)

Last year’s Giro finished with an individual time trial also. Chad Haga took the spoils, while Richard Carapaz sealed the overall victory on a lumpy route in and around Verona.
However this year, it will be the final time trial that decides who becomes the 2020 Giro champion. For the first time in cycling history, every second counts............literally, but will it ultimately top this table?

1948

1. Fiorenzo Magni (I) 124:51:52
2. Ezio Cecchi (I) at 11 seconds
1974

1. Eddy Merckx (B) 113:08:13
2. Gianbattista Baronchelli (I) at 12 seconds
1955

1. Fiorenzo Magni (I) 108:56:12
2. Fausto Coppi (I) at 13 seconds
2012

1. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) 91:39:02
2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Sp) at 16 seconds
1976

1. Felice Gimondi (I) 119:58:15
2. Johan De Muynck (B) at 19 seconds
1957

1. Gastone Nencini (I) 104:45:06
2. Louison Bobet (F) at 19 seconds
1960

1. Jacques Anquetil (F) 94:03:54
2. Gastone Nencini (I) at 28 seconds
2005

1. Paolo Savoldelli (I) 91:25:51
2. Gilberto Simoni (I) at 28 seconds
2017

1. Tom Dumoulin (Nl) 90:34:54
2. Nairo Quintana (Col) at 31 seconds
Title: Re: Giro 2020 - Stage 21: Cernusco sul Naviglio – Milano 15.7 km ITT
Post by: just some guy on October 24, 2020, 20:17
Hope Jai wins for no other reason than the press for Tao has been so 1 sided